Hello! Welcome to Recess, where playtime is easy with our flexible drop-in model. Our custom-made play structures are designed for curious minds and busy bodies to explore. Learning is fun at Recess too. Our talented staff and variety of programming will help your children learn what they like and have a great time doing it.

Discovery. Friendship. Play.

Recess was named KidPass Parents' Choice Award winner in the General Kids Activities category in Brooklyn!

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Playspace for Kids

At Recess, we understand the value of flexibility and convenience. Your kids may come in and play anytime during our scheduled play hours. We’re ready when you are!.

Classes at Recess

Classes at Recess are innovative, enriching and fun. We encourage your children to get messy, move freely and be themselves! We have classes for all ages.

Birthday Parties

Let us host your child’s birthday party! Our dedicated team can provide everything you need to host a memorable event. We’ll do as much or as little prep as you want.


Monday through Thursday | 9am – 6:00pm

Friday | 9am – 5pm

Saturday and Sunday* | 9am – 11:30am

* Weekend afternoons are reserved for birthday parties.


Recess is located at 81 Washington Street in DUMBO, Brooklyn.

We are a short walk from the subway (F to York Street, A/C to High Street or 2/3 to Clark Street) and accessible from the East River Ferry and Water Taxi stops at Brooklyn Bridge Park.

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Recess d.u.m.b.o. is located near some great businesses. With an all-day play pass or membership at Recess, you can come play for a while, go get lunch, and come back and keep playing.

All children must be accompanied by a parent or caregiver at Recess with the exception of during limited drop-off events.

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